Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Birthday of Brilliance

Fifty years ago today, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird was published. It has been noted as one of the most important books of the 20th century, and has long been a source of inspiration for those interested in diversity. Because of the usage of racial slurs and focus on such topics as discrimination, the book was actually banned at one time. However, it is now used as an object of enlightenment.

But, despite its greatness, I still have yet to read this phenomenal classic. I have seen parts of the motion picture. But I haven't even laid eyes on a single one of its pages. This is definitely going on my list of books to read before I die. May God bless the length of my life to include the conceptual space of this book.

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